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Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
heard a challenge to that which could change the law of the land on affirmative action. wyatt andrews was in the court today. >> reporter: abigail fisher was denied admission to the university of texas, she says, because of admission policies that favored less-qualified minorities. her simple argument is to stop using skin color in college admission. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> reporter: the u.t. entering class is among the most diverse anywhere-- roughly 50% white and 50% minority. by law, the school has to admit the top 10% of every high school class, regardless of race. but u.t. also uses what's called "wholistic review" where race is separately considered with other factors, including leadership and family income. the university says that's legal under a 2003 ruling from justice sandra day o'connor. it allowed colleges to use race to find a critical mass of underrepresented minority students. but the court's conservative justices repeatedly asked when does the use of race end? l
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
paid leave because she signed a petition that helped put maryland's same sex marriage law on the november ballot. so is this a violation of . ang la mccaskill's first -- angela mccaskill's first amendment rights or is the case of a diversity officer not supporting equal rights for all? bruce leshan is looking for answers. >> reporter: two people at the heart of this controversy are not talking. the galludet university president did send out an e- mail blast to students saying that dr. mccaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate. dr. mccaskill's husband did pick up the phone at their upper marlboro home and said no comment because they're still looking for a lawyer, but he did say his wife is so upset about this that she is now under a doctor's care. >> i was quite shocked. >> reporter: the man leading the effort to block gay marriage in maryland says he is shocked. >> now we're saying because she signed a petition oops, put the brakes on. she can't fairly do her job when i think the day before anybody would have probably said she's done
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
agencies say the atf and dea don't know how often informants are given permission to break the law. the strategy is under scrutiny after the fast and furious program. >> florida today reports on the launch of spacex falcon 9 the unmanned cargo ship rocketed into orbit sunday from cape canaveral. it is the first private spacecraft to resupply the international space station. >>> and much of the country is waking up to much colder temperatures this morning. it is a bit chilly this morning. isn't it? >> when you get up at this national weather report sponsored by bp. >> crooks are stealing more smart phones than ever but it's the phone companies and what they won't do about it that's frustrating police. we'll talk about john miller. >> in 1972 president richard nixon makes it clear he doesn't want to do any more debates. we'll hear from these just revealed white house tapes and we'll see how one mistake in a debate can linger for a lifetime on cbs "this morning". online outfit piccolo headphones buy now broadway show megapixels place to sleep little roadster war and peace deep sea diving n
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
failing to do what they are supposed to do to keep america safe. john is a law professor at gw. >> any of my students who get less than 75, uhll fail them. here, the tsa itself says that its agents failed 80, 85, 100% of the time. everybody should be scared and outraged. >> the tsa secret shoppers found screeners caught prohibited items and took appropriate action less than 25% of the time. they followed proper patdown procedures less than 17% of the time. and that they failed 100% of the time to tell people that they could opt out of a full body scan and go with a patdown. >> all the terrorists have to do is get through once. >> the tsa has lately been experimenting with something it calls behavioral detection instead of a physical patdown, it's like a verbal chatdown and this report proves it is a giant waste of time. >> the idea that they are going to be trying to look for my microinspection or this tremor in my voice is crazy. >> the new york investigation is the only one leaked publicly so far. if it's that bad at newark, a will the of people worry about failures at other airports
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
what the they are supposed to do to keep america safe. john is a law professor at g.w. >> 234eu of my students who get less than 75, i'll fail them. here the tsa itself says its agents failed 85, in me cases 100% of the time. everybody should be scared and outraged. >> reporter: the tsa's secret shoppers found screeners caught prohibited items and took appropriate action less than 25% of the time. that they followed proper pat- down procedures less than 17% of the time, and that they failed 100% of the time to tell people that they could opt out of a full body scan and go with a pat-down. >> all the terrorist have to do is get through once. >> reporter: the tsa has lately been experimenting with something it calls behavioral detection, instead of a physical pat down it's like a verbal chat down. he says this report proves it is a giant waste of time. >> the idea that they're going to be trained to look for my micro expression or tremor in my voice because i'm a terrorist, that's crazy. >> reporter: the newark inveigation is the only one leaked publicly so far. but if it's that bad
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
its cleaners are failing to do what they are supposed to do to keep america safe. john is a law professor sat gw. >> any of my students who get less than 75, i'll fail them. here, the tsa itself says that its agents failed 80, 85, 100 percent of the time. everybody should be scared and outraged. >> the tsa secret shoppers found screeners caught prohibited items and took appropriate action less than 25% of the time. they followed proper patdown procedures less than 17% of the time. and that they failed 100% of the time to tell people that they could opt out of a full body scan and go with a patdown. >> all the terrorists have to do is get through once. >> the tsa has lately been experimenting with something it calls behavioral detection instead of a physical patdown, it's like a verbal chatdown and this report proves it is a giant waste of time. >> the idea they will be trained to look for my microinspection or this trem in my voice, that's crazy. >> the investigation is the only one leaked publicly so far. but if it's that bad at newark, a lot of people worry about failures at o
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
accordance with the massachusetts licensing regulation. that's because massachusetts law says compounding pharmacies which mix custom made medicines pevery patient for each dose it sends out. necc shipped the tainted steroid out to medical facilities in bulk without these prescriptions. cbs news called the necc for a response. the company did not immediately respond. government health officials acknowledge there's a regulatory gap when it comes compounding pharmacies. for instance massachusetts does not have the authority to track how many vials of a drug are produc produced. at the federal level the food and drug administration does not have clear authority to examine records in a compounding pharmacy. fda is seeking more authority. this pharmacist served on a panel setting regulations. >> who is minding the store in terms of regulation? >> the fda has worked very hard over the last several years to try from mull gate regulations, to clearly define when does a compounding pharmacy exceed its pharmacy and become a manufacturering under the purview of the fda. >> the cdc found
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the ramada project on seventh and florida avenue northwest. an independent renowned law firm interviewed board members. this was months of the investigation of talking with board members and employees. they also received is ups and people were put under -- received subpoenas and people were put under oath and found a major code violation in the ramada itself. so the take-away here as board members were talking in this press conference, they said they want to move forward. they are on a path of reform. they would not go into clear details of any possible criminal activity, but they say they want to be transparent. this finding is now made public today and it has been given to the media and now it is also being given to law enforcement. they would not go into any other detail, but they say the finding is clear of a violation of code of ethics and that is what they will move forward in terms of ramada and what they will do to be more transparent. back to you. >> surae chinn, thank you. >>> still ahead tonight preparing for the only debate there will be between the vice president
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
now through a state law, that 10% plan that guarantees admission to students no matter their race from the top 10% of their class. but ut admits other students by what it calls holistic review, using factors that include test scores, leadership potential and race and it's this policy that's being challenged. >> what are the stakes here? >> the stakes are tremendous. >> reporter: more than 70 groups from civil rights organizations to former military leaders to some of the largest corporations in the country have all asked the court to maintain some use of race in admissions, warning that the loss of diversity would harm business, the training of military leaders, and the quality of education. >> all students would suffer not just black and latino students all students benefit from learning together in the classroom and outside of the classroom. >> reporter: all the courts conservative justices expressed concern over the use of racial prejudice, affirmative action is on the line. the last time the court reviewed this, justice sandra day o'connor speculated race may not be needed aft
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
toned hits long-standing political career and jump-starting his return to his other love, the law and stand-up comedy. he recently appeared at caroline's comedy club. >> i have been in the senate for 30 years, practicing comedy. >> reporter: during his time in congress, his biggest ttle was cancer. he overcame a brain tumor, non-hodgkin's lymphoma and was recently diagnosed with a new form of the deadly disease which he confirmed in a statement. on battling cancer, he said, it's another battle i intend to win. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, washington. >> jeff: in pakistan growing demonstrations in support of the 14-year-old girl shot and critically wounded by the taliban. tens of thousands rallied in karachi for malala yousufzai, shot on her way home from school five days ago. she remains in critical condition tonight but doctors say mull allah did breathe on her own today when they briefly removed her ventilator. yesterday she moved her limbs. the united arab emirates is sending a plane outfitted as an air ambulance if doctors send her abroad for treatment. relations between neighbors
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 1:35am EDT
support of that law. the legal immigrants would be allowed in state tuition rates if parents paid taxes and they attended local public schools. opponents say other taxpayers should not be made to foot the bill for people not here legally. andrea mccarren was at today's rally. >> i love this country. when i say home, i mean here. >> i do consider myself an american. >> up, up with education, down, down with deportation. >> they are among the so- called dreamers. students whose parents brought them into this country illegally. >> my mom even says that you are more american than spanish anymore. you still get confused in spanish words. i'm like yeah, i know. >> a cancer survivor who says his surgery at johns hopkins saved his life. rickie wants to share his gratitude. >> i have to give back to society. i think the way i want to do it is becoming a doctor and save lives, just as my life was saved once. >> opponents of the dream act call it a bad investment for maryland taxpayers. brad of help save maryland calls it criminal. and says it would cost taxpayers $44,000 per student. >> it'
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
state's same-sex marriage law. gallaudet's president said some felt it was inappropriate considering her position at the school. marylanders for marriage equality are hopeful she'll be reinstated soon. they say everyone is entitled to free speech and their own opinion. >>> 5:05. look ahead to the race for the joe biden and republican congressman paul ryan will square off in the one and only vice presidential debate tonight in kentucky. following president obama's lackluster performance last week, the democrats are hoping they can rebound while the republicans want to build their recent momentum. polls mitt romney -- polls show mitt romney has a one-point lead in colorado. >> you can watch the debate right here on wusa9 beginning at 9:00 p.m. "u.s.a. today" reporters will blog online about what the candidates say and at wusa9.com, you can participate in that conversation via facebook and twitter. then at 11:00, join derek and anita as they fact check what the candidates say with the "u.s.a. today" fact checking team. >>> there's some very important deadlines coming up if you plan on votin
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
obey international laws. >> ward: making vows is easy; sticking to them is much harder. how can you be sure that these men are going to stick to those vows? >> nana: well, this is what you do. you... you provide and you check, and you provide and you check, and you provide and you check. and you make sure that they are standing for their values. >> ward: to check on them, dr. nana makes frequent and often dangerous trips into syria. you have a good life in florida. you have a wife, you have two beautiful children. why do you make those trips? >> nana: we saw all the horrible videos in youtube. i never forget that... the al houla massacre where children were slaughtered. there is a girl who is around two years or three years and a half, the same age as my daughter... i never forget that video. i never forget that... that picture. anything i do is just a little compared to what the people inside are paying for the price of freedom. >> ward: but his group has managed to do something significant-- it secured special permission, a license, from the treasury department to raise money in t
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
alliance pushed for a voter referendum just days after it was signed into law. >> i reject the argument that thoation of us who oppose it -- those of us who oppose it are bigotry or hateful. it's not any of that but we love god and we have a responsibility to stand up for what is right. >> same-sex marriage supporters are also standing up. baltimore ravens linebacker brendan bodasia is the latest big name to support the law. he says a yes vote is a vote for equality in the state and across the country. the same-sex marriage referendum will appear as question six on the ballot. early voting in maryland begins october 27. tuesday october 16 is the deadline to register to vote in maryland. >>> it is 5:06. good morning if you're just waking up. time for the first your money report. >> earnings season now under way on wall street. so far so good i'm happy to report. the aluminum company alcoa kicked things off saying profits and revenue beat wall street expectations last quarter. they are also predicting a good year ahead and the parent company of kfc, pizza hut and taco bell also r
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
has a law called the 10% plan. it guarantees admission to all students in the top 10% of their class regardless of race. after those students are admitted, the university of texas uses other factors, including test scores, student activities, and race to determine who gets the remaining spots. the supreme court tack himmed the controversial issue just nine years ago but since then, the makeup of the court has become more conservative. >> the end of affirmative action is a political goal that people had for quite some time. that's what's at stake in this case. >> reporter: the university contends even if fisher was a minority student, she would not have made the cut the year she applied. supporters of the university's policy says changing it would harm everyone. >> all students would suffer, not just black and latino students. all students benefit from learning together in the classroom and outsides the classroom. >> reporter: for 30 years the supreme court has upheld affirmative action but that may change. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the supreme court. >>> the obama administration
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
department of health says it appears any cc violated state law in producing large amounts ever medications. universal pain management in california is one of 76 facilities in 23 states that received the contaminated product from necc. >> we've been using them for years. and this was actually the first time that we ever received anything that has been tainted in nature. so it was a complete surprise to us. >> reporter: the clinic is tracking down patients who may have been exposed. the incubation period for fungal meningitis is one to four weeks but the cdc says it may take several months for symptoms to appear. >> it takes a while for the fungi to multiply and cause their damage and work their way through that membrane in order to cause illness. >> reporter: the investigation into how the contamination happened is still ongoing. cbs news, new york. >> the cdc says 90% of patients who may have been exposed have been contacted. health officials are warning people who got these injections to be on alert for signs of infection, including redness, pain, swelling, and fever as well. >>> it is 4:
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
the law. some thought it was inappropriate for her considering her position at the school. those for marriage equality hope she will be reinstated soon saying everybody is entitled to free speech and their own opinion. >>> one of the most high profile affirmative action cases in years got under way yesterday. >> the outcome could have a broad impact on college admissions practices arounded country. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> reporter: abigail fisher saw her lawsuit against the university of texas argued before the supreme court wednesday. she sued the school four years ago claiming she did not get in partly because she is white. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying for the university of texas. >> reporter: the university of texas uses factors including test scores, activities and race. lawyers for the university told the court the policy is necessary to improve diversity. >> most americans would like a day when we don't need to take race and ethnicity into account in add misses. we are not to that day. >> rep
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
: that's because massachusetts law says compounding pharmacies, which mix custom-made medicines, must have a prescription for every patient for each dose they send out. it appears necc shipped the tainted vials of steroids to medical facilities in bulk, without these prescriptions. cbs news called the necc for a response. the company did not immediately respond. today, government health officials acknowledge there is a regulatory gap when it comes to compounding pharmacies. for instance, massachusetts does not have the authority to track how many vials of a drug are produced. at the federal level, the food and drug administration does not have clear authority to examine records in a compounding pharmacy. the f.d.a. is seeking more authority. pharmacist eric kastango served on a panel creating federal safety standards for the compounding pharmacy industry. who is minding the store in terms of regulation? >> the f.d.a. has worked very hard over the last several years to try to promulgate regulations to clearly define when does a compounding pharmacy exceed its authority and become a manufact
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
law firm to conduct the four-month long investigation. attorney bradley bondy contend there is was a clear violation of ethics. >>> well, if you plan to casting a ballot in the upcoming november election, you have a few more days to register to vote if you haven't already. in virginia your deadline is monday, october 15 to register to vote. in maryland it's tuesday, october 16. and in the district mail-in registration deadline has already passed so you can still register, though. you have to do it in person at the election board's headquarters but you only have until friday, october 19 to do it there in the district. for more information on voter registration, just log on to our website wusa9.com and look under our campaign 2012 tab. >>> it's 6:36. jessica doyle is watching your money and your social calendar. >> maybe you've been invited to a halloween party and you don't really know what you want to wear. you don't really want to work too hard at it. we've got some cheap and lazy halloween ideas. you don't have to spend any money. look at andrea roane. look how fabulous she works.
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
to write a book about what he calls his ordeal. yet state law makes it highly unlikely that he would ever profit from it. charlie, norah? >>> president obama's top counterterrorism advisers reportedly meeting with libyan officials in tripoli. they will discuss last month's attack in benghazi. sheryl atkinson has more of her interview with a key witness that will testify in a congressional hearing tomorrow morning. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andy woodheaded an elite security team until it was pulled out one month before the benghazi attack, an attack that claimed the life of christopher stevens and three others. how well did you know ambassador stevens? >> eventually wevery well. we lived and worked on a residence compound, ate breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner with him when he wasn't at diplomatic functions. >> reporter: wood says ambassador stevens was eager to connect with libyans 600 miles away in benghazi, one of the first cities to declare itself free from gadhafi's rule, but it was still a dangerous place. >> i do know there was an al qaeda demonstration in benghazi i
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
marriage alliance pushed for a voter referendum on the state's same-sex marriage law just days after it was signed into law. >> i just reject the argument that those of us who oppose it are bigotry or hateful. it's not any of that. we love god and we have a responsibility to stand up for what is right. >> same-sex marriage supporters are also standing up to baltimore ravens linebacker brendan bodasia. he's the latest big name to support the law. he says the vote is a vote for equality across the state and the country. the referendum will appear as question 6 on the ballot. early voting begins october 27. tuesday october 16 is the deadline to register to vote in maryland. >>> former d.c. council chair kwame brown has been placed under a curfew in order to make weekly visits with court officials. the order came after brown failed to make three required phone calls. he resigned last june after pleading guilty to bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation. he was warned not to, quote, tempt fate. >>> howard brooks is scheduled to be sentenced today. he was the former campaign c
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
employee in her law office. >>> some train traffic is moving between baltimore and wilmington. service was shut down this morning, however, following a power problem. and that meant no amtrak service between baltimore and philadelphia and no bart service north of baltimore. delays will continue throughout the day. at least one track is now open. >>> students at woodson high school returned to school this morning, one day after the body of their missing classmate was found in a nearby park. the family of bryan glenn says that they are sure it is their son. but fairfax county police have not identified the body or determined the exact cause of death. kristin fisher caught up with glenn's classmates as they arrived at school this morning. >> i don't know what to think. i don't know what else to do. all i can do is pray right now for his family. >> reporter: students at woodson high school are wearing all black today in honor of their classmate bryan glenn. the 17-year-old had been missing since last monday and hundreds of volunteers spent the last week looking for him. it was one of those
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
pennsylvania law, sandusky cannot be released on parole before the minimum 30 years has been done. there's no shortage coming on to our facebook page. stephanie wrote, whatever time he serves does not take away the ordeals these young men went through. i pray for them. belinda jackson said he should have received life in jackson. oh well, with his age, he will die in jail. and cindy redding writes, he doesn't recognize what he did was wrong. that's the sad part. he is innocent, what a pig. those poor boys. >>> jerry sandusky's refusal to admit his crimes and lack of remorse, we have seen those things before. recently in fact, and right in this area. here's peggy fox with more on that. >> despite the fact michael gardner was convicted of sexually abusing two young girls, close friends and family members, including his wife, former falls church mayor, robyn gardner, refused to believe he did it. and on his sentencing day last month, gardner offered no apology, instead, he insisted he had been wrongly convicted. dan and christina rice, whose daughter was molested by gardner, were not
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
courtroom. at one point she grimaced. her mother-in-law put her arm around her, rubbed her back. it was clearly agony. >> they have created just a tremendous hole in my heart and their damage is going to be, you know, permanent damage. >> reporter: abbey maslin was too shaken to talk at the courthouse, but she spoke at a community meeting the night before. >> he's making amazing progress. he is an incredible man and he is very strong and he's lucky to be alive. >> reporter: we now have new details about what the suspects allegedly did to the young father in this pocket park on that warm night back in august. tommy branch allegedly hit him with a baseball bat. sunny kuti allegedly smacked him in the face with a fake em out beebee gun and michael moore pushed him and he hit his head on the ground. bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> 17-year-old sunny kuti put his hands together and seemed to pray during the hearing, but the suspects never seemed to look back at abbey maslin. >>> a former prince george's county school bus driver was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for deliberately crashing
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
saying they need new laws because the fda said yesterday, one of the attorneys, spokesperson said we simply don't have the regulations that we need now in order to address this situation. thank, you doctor. >>> this morning, the boy scouts of america organization is accused of a century long cover-up, hiding evidence of sexual abuse by scout leaders. the secrecy is ending with a wave of evidence that's posted online for everyone to see. >> reporter: tom stewart became a cub scout in 1970 and almost immediately became a victim of his scout master. >> i was in scouting with my brother matt and we were sexually abused for better part of ten years from age 8 to 18. >> reporter: he says he's just one of many boy scouts who have been molested by those he trusted. >> it's not easy for me to get up here and talk about this. but i do want to speak for all the victims that can't speak for themselves. >> reporter: there have been hundreds if not thousands of other victims documented by the boy scouts in what's been called the perversion files. in 1935 the "new york times" reported the group cre
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